Sponsor(s): Rep. Terry Goodin (D-66)
Update: This bill failed to pass.
Makes it a Level 6 felony for a person to intentionally kill a wild animal that is on the endangered species list.
In addition to the endangered species provision, this bill also:Makes it a Level 6 felony for a person to illegally take a deer or a wild turkey if the person has at least three prior unrelated convictions for illegally taking a deer or a wild turkey in the previous seven years.
Increases the amount that a person must reimburse the state for unlawfully taking, possessing, or selling a deer or wild turkey for a third or subsequent violation.
Increases the amount that a person must reimburse the state for unlawfully taking or possessing wildlife (other than a fish, deer, or wild turkey), and provides for increased reimbursement amounts for second and subsequent violations.
Find out more about endangered species in Indiana, and the importance of protecting their fragile populations, here.
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